Alan Campbell - Author

About the Author

Alan Campbell was born in Falkirk and went to Edinburgh University. He worked as a designer/coder on the hugely successful Grand Theft Auto video games before deciding to pursue a career in writing and photography. He now lives in Lanarkshire. His previous series, the Deepgate codex - Scar Night, Iron Angel and God of Clocks - is available now.

Featured books by Alan Campbell

Sea of Ghosts

Sea of Ghosts

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2012

Leaving the behind the imaginings of Deepgate, Alan Campbell introduces a new world, a new cast of characters in a novel that reads like a cross between Stephen Deas and Joe Abercrombie. Thrown out of the Graveyard corps by a corrupt and weak emperor, Granger has to turn to running his own prison. It's not a lucrative business but if he keeps his head down, doesn't succumb to pity or morals then he may just survive. But when two unexpected prisoners enter his life then his world is turned upside down. Ianthe is young, blind and deaf she can only see or hear through other people's senses. This makes her unique in a world held to ransom by the powerful Haurstaf a sisterhood of telepaths who consider the young girl a threat to their power. She's also Granger's daughter...

Other books by Alan Campbell

The Scottish Miners, 1874-1939 Volume 1: Industry, Work and Community

The Scottish Miners, 1874-1939 Volume 1: Industry, Work and Community

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2017

The Scottish miners experienced enormous changes during these sixty-five years. Enjoying a high degree of autonomy underground throughout the nineteenth century, their work situation was transformed in the twentieth as Scotland became the most intensively mechanised of the British coalfields. Grievances generated by this change led to strike rates in Scotland being up to ten and fifteen times higher than in the major English coalfields. Such militancy displayed considerable geographical variation however, and the translation of grievances into industrial conflict was mediated by variables rooted in the community as well as the pit. A central theme of this volume is to explore the differences between the four principal mining regions in Scotland through the detailed study of ten localities within them. This innovative, two-tiered comparison is used to analyse the competing loyalties of class, gender and ethnicity, to map the uneven terrain of popular protest and social disorder, and to challenge traditional stereotypes of 'a peaceable kingdom'. This historical sociology of the Scottish coalfields frames the analysis of trade unionism and politics which is developed in the companion volume to this book.

The Scottish Miners, 1874-1939 Volume 1: Industry, Work and Community

The Scottish Miners, 1874-1939 Volume 1: Industry, Work and Community

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2017

This title was first published in 2000. The Scottish miners experienced enormous changes during these sixty-five years. Enjoying a high degree of autonomy underground throughout the nineteenth century, their work situation was transformed in the twentieth as Scotland became the most intensively mechanised of the British coalfields. Grievances generated by this change led to strike rates in Scotland being up to ten and fifteen times higher than in the major English coalfields. Such militancy displayed considerable geographical variation however, and the translation of grievances into industrial conflict was mediated by variables rooted in the community as well as the pit. A central theme of this volume is to explore the differences between the four principal mining regions in Scotland through the detailed study of ten localities within them.

God of Clocks

God of Clocks

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

The gates to Hell have been opened, releasing unnatural creatures and threatening to turn the world into a killing field. In the middle, caught between warring gods and fallen angels, humanity finds itself pushed to the brink of extinction. Its only hope is the most unlikely of heroes . . . Former assassin Rachel Hael has rejoined the blood-magician Mina Greene and her devious little dog Basilis on one last desperate mission to save the world from the grip of Hell. Carried in the jaw of a debased angel, they rush to the final defensive stronghold of the god of clocks - pursued all the while by the twelve arconites, the great iron-and-bone automatons controlled by King Menoa, the lord of the maze. But the strange fortress of the god of clocks is unlike anything they could ever have expected. And now old enemies and new allies join in a battle whose outcome could end them all...

Iron Angel

Iron Angel

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2009

Order has collapsed in Deepgate. The chained city is now in ruins, and the Deadsands beyond are full of fleeing refugees. Meanwhile, the Spine militia is trying to halt the exodus of panicking citizens through brutal force. Rachel and the young angel Dill are dragged off to the Temple torture chambers . . . but strange things start to happen as a foul red mist rises from the abyss beneath the city. For the god Ulcis's death has left the gates to Hell unguarded, and certain forces in the fathomless darkness beneath Deepgate have noticed an opportunity. Only the offspring of the dread goddess Ayen understand this new danger. Already, Cospinol, god of brine and fog, is coming to save his brother's temple -- and to hunt down Ulcis's murderers. His foul, fog-wreathed skyship has already reached Sandport, bringing along its own version of hell. By now, Rachel just wants to keep her companion alive. Escaping their prison, and with enemies closing in on all sides, she is forced to undertake a perilous journey across the Deadsands towards the distant land of Pandemeria. But there the battlefield at Coreollis is fated to witness a clash of powers -- a contest between men and gods and archons and slaves, all forced into desperate alliances.

Industrial Politics and the 1926 Mining Lock-out The Struggle for Dignity

Industrial Politics and the 1926 Mining Lock-out The Struggle for Dignity

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2009

The seven-month national mining lock-out of 1926 was one of the most important industrial disputes of the twentieth century. This work contributes to the social and political history of the industrial working class in 1926, drawing on fresh methodological perspectives relating to the study of labour.

The Post-war Compromise British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics 1945-64

The Post-war Compromise British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics 1945-64

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/12/2007

This multifaceted text, written by authors from a range of disciplines, focuses on the politics of trade unionism - not only unions' relations with political parties and the state but also on the politics of workplace conflict and industrial action. Scene-setting essays provide broad perspectives on trade union organising, and on the parameters of the post-war industrial environment. Case studies consider particular fields: union relations with the Labour Party, international politics, productivity, major strikes and key groups of workers.

Industrial Politics and the 1926 Mining Lock-out The Struggle for Dignity

Industrial Politics and the 1926 Mining Lock-out The Struggle for Dignity

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2004

Industrial Politics is a significant contribution to the social and political history of the industrial working class in 1926, drawing on new methodological perspectives that have emerged in recent years relating to the study of labour. The seven-month national mining lock-out of 1926 was one of the most important industrial disputes of the twentieth century. It came to symbolize the defeat of the labour movement in the interwar years, casting a long shadow over industrial relations in the mining industry, and epitomizing the predicament of British miners in the early decades of the century. However, despite its massive impact on the lives of so many, unlike the General Strike, the 1926 lock-out has attracted relatively little scholarly interest. Industrial Politics provides a comprehensive survey of the lock-out at national, regional and local levels, utilizing archive sources and newly-accessible documents. In addition to a full historical overview and chronology, individual chapters consider the contexts for the lock-out, ranging from the crisis of 1926 to the unions and the owners, offer regional perspectives from north and south Wales, Scotland and Lancashire, and examine specific themes such as gender and community, policing and public order, and the communist party.

Miners, Unions and Politics, 1910-1947

Miners, Unions and Politics, 1910-1947

Author: Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/1996

The near destruction of the coal industry and the NUM offers a timely vantage point from which to appraise their history. This book presents a collection of specially commissioned essays by leading authorities on miners' history, which challenge the stereotypical imagery of miners' solidarity and loyalty to the Labour Party. This book examines the politics of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, the unique influences of syndicalism and communism within some of its constituent areas, and the uneven pace of the Labour Party's 'forward march' within the coalfields. Such national developments are then studied within their diverse regional contexts through a series of case studies which permits comparison between the major British coalfields. Finally, the book considers the attempts to overcome these regional diversities with the formation of the National Union of Mineworkers and the nationalisation of the mining industry.

Getting to Know Waiwai An Amazonian Ethnography

Getting to Know Waiwai An Amazonian Ethnography

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/08/1995

Living with the Wayapi, and their charismatic leader Waiwai, is a serious adventure. It is demanding, and can turn dangerous in a moment. The environment is a difficult one, but beautiful and baffling in its richness. And the job of learning about the people is like a journey without end. Alan Campbell tells the story of these people, and of the time he spent with them, in an imaginative, beautifully written account which looks back from a century into the future to relate a way of life that is being destroyed. In doing so, he addresses important and complex issues in current anthroplogical theory in a way which makes them accessible without sacrificing any of their subtlety.

Getting to Know Waiwai An Amazonian Ethnography

Getting to Know Waiwai An Amazonian Ethnography

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/1995

Living with the Wayapi, and their charismatic leader Waiwai, is a serious adventure. It is demanding, and can turn dangerous in a moment. The environment is a difficult one, but beautiful and baffling in its richness. And the job of learning about the people is like a journey without end. Alan Campbell tells the story of these people, and of the time he spent with them, in an imaginative, beautifully written account which looks back from a century into the future to relate a way of life that is being destroyed. In doing so, he addresses important and complex issues in current anthroplogical theory in a way which makes them accessible without sacrificing any of their subtlety.

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